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by Konami
Nintendo NES
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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  • ASIN: B0009VRFFS
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,907 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

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Fight through dozens of levels blowing away evil baddies as you go! Classic NES game!

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible Gaming of the Past June 16, 2006
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The First Contra game was fantastic. Most people, no doubt, have probably at least heard of the exploits of the game. No, Contra can't hold a candle up to games in terms of graphics and sound, and the people who bash on the game for that are probably too young to remember Contra, or they're too busy being stuck in the 3D era that side scrollers are too "kiddish" for them. Those gamers obviously haven't played old school. Contra is not only one of the hardest games out there (as most 8-bit and 16-bit games are a lot harder than the 32-bit and over generation), it's one the greatest of the NES generation.

What made Contra perhaps one of the greatest games wasn't just it's run and gun action. It was also the way it handles its two-player co-op. Rather than taking turns like in a game like Mario, or waiting for someone to switch to you like say... Donkey Kong Country, Contra put both characters on screen at a time and had you both running and gunning down enemies. The screen kept moving along as well. One character might end up leaving the other behind. Either way, Contra was one of the first games that forced you to work together instead of competing. Over the course of the game you (and your partner if you had one) would collect different types of weapons that went flying over head.

You began with the default rifle which only fired one shot at a time. Over the course of the game you could find different sorts of weapons. You could get a machine gun, a laser, a flamethrower or a spread gun. Also, there was a barrier, a rapid fire and a super bomb. You could only hold one type of gun at a time, but the latter group could be obtained without replacing the gun. Any Contra veteran can tell you that of all the guns, the Spread Gun was the best of the lot.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More classic than the best "Your Mom" joke March 10, 2006
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Contra for the NES was one of the very first games that I ever played. I think the only other game I had ever tried at the time was Super Mario Bros. I remember being very confused at why your character died when he jumped on the villains and I remember being angry beyond belief when I couldn't get past level 4. So for you gamers who have yet to play the almighty Contra, I highly recommend either playing co-op with a friend or putting on the 30 lives code. This way, the game will be a much more enjoyable experience. In Contra, it is your duty to kill and destroy everything in your path. Eventually you must destroy the head alien (Red Falcon) in order to save the universe. Along the way you will encounter all of his pets and various other troops who are trying to get in your way.


Although it was an "8-bit system" the NES usually pushed "8-bit" to its very limit. Games such as "Mega Man 2" and "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out" looked excellent. The graphics in Contra aren't the greatest the system ever made but they certainly are good. I particularly enjoyed the attempt at 3-d in the base levels. Other stages such as "The Jungle" and the winter area featured very nice and detailed environments. The "Alien's Lair" was dark, spooky and looked exactly like one would expect and alien's lair to look like. The enemy character's looked about as good as they probably could have on the NES, as did the two main characters. Only two of the boss characters stood out in my opinion (graphic wise). Those were the big, rock-robot guy and the gross-looking Alien. In the final stage when you first encounter the Alien's head, you will most likely be reminded of the main alien in the "Alien" film series.

SOUND- 10/10

This game features a very memorable soundtrack.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome December 29, 2009
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Contra is the best nes game I've ever played especially on multiplayer. It helps you out a lot because there is another player on the screen helping you out killing aliens. I also enjoyed the game a lot more with the konami code so you get 30 lives instead of 3 (The code is up up down down left right left right b a start.) I think I wouldn't have nearly as much fun on the game without the code. Another kool thing is the bosses. They look really wierd and kool at the same time. It seems like the creators thought of ramdom suff and put it all together like another konami game called life force that also super wierd bosses. Overall Contra is totally awesome and I recommend this game to anybody who likes classic and shoot em' up games.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best NES games December 5, 2013
By John
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classic NES game, one of the best, this is a must have for any retro gamer. This game started cheat codes with its iconic up up down down left right left right b a start.
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5.0 out of 5 stars CONTRA! December 1, 2013
Contra by far is one of the greatest games ever! I remember spending hours and hours each morning as a 7 year old trying to beat this game,which never happened lol, and once you have played (without a cheat code) you will understand why. As I kept at it though over the next few years before the ps1 came out I slowly learned the tricks and was able to progress much further into the game. I am excited to buy it again and beat it now that it is 15 years later lol.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GOAT November 5, 2013
By Collin
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If you have ever played this game, you know why I gave it a Five Star review. One of the greatest games of all time. Be careful though, playing this on the dual nes/snes system does not allow the Konami code.
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5.0 out of 5 stars In Good Shape
I purchased this game as part of a Christmas wish list for a nephew. He was very pleased. He gave the quality of the game a double thumbs up. Read more
Published 20 days ago by ASBelle
1.0 out of 5 stars broken
completely broken its a shame that someone was even willing to sell a dysfunctional copy of a game that i couldve purchased from many other users waste of money
Published 1 month ago by Jake
5.0 out of 5 stars SWEET!
Published 1 month ago by NOLAN WHEELER
5.0 out of 5 stars Freakin Contra
Old school run and gun with decent challenge. I honestly had to cheat with the konami code to beat it, really fun game though.
Published 2 months ago by Vaughn Mcwhorter
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Anyone who played this game as a kid knows how great it is. The ultimate two player shooter for the NES.
Published 2 months ago by JMG
5.0 out of 5 stars Best NES game ever!!!
up up, down down, left right left right, b a b a, start. You should know that by now. After all these years, still one of my favorite games from the NES and it's still infinitely... Read more
Published 3 months ago by T. Dahl
1.0 out of 5 stars Game did not play
Unfortunately, even though the seller said the game had been tested and would play, it did not and we cannot use it. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Laura
4.0 out of 5 stars Still haven't played
I still haven't played this game yet, but I am very excited to start. The condition looks good and decent
Published 7 months ago by Karlee
5.0 out of 5 stars Great quality for an old game
The game was in great condition and worked right from the start. Definitely pleased with this purchase and the overall sale.
Published 7 months ago by Brandon Morris
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm ten years old again!
I bought a Nintendo Wii over a year ago under the mistaken assumption that I could download the original Contra on it. I was sadly mistaken. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Scattershot
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